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  19-year-old Rye Rye is the first artist to be signed to acronym-loving M.I.A.’s record label N.E.E.T. (“Not in Education, Employment or Training.” The new video for “Sunshine” (featuring M.I.A.) is a mellow, lazy video shot on the streets and playgrounds of Baltimore. This great video is bound to conjure up some mixture of happiness and homesickness. The subdued beats, hazy colors and schoolyard choreography are a perfect cure for the early Fall blues. Read More
Regardless of how you might feel on our country's position in the battlefield, one thing is for sure. The men and women who courageously serve and sacrifice their lively hood on a daily basis to protect the good old US of A,  deserve a hard rocking salute. Thankfully, the USO has paired up with VH1 to turn those over worn military uniforms into groove loving dancing pants. Read More
EXTRA! EXTRA!  New Feist documentary just released!   "Look What The Light Did Now" documents the creation of Leslie Feist's album The Reminder and the musical and visual collaborators that helped her along the way.   Directed by Anthony Seck, LWTLDN was shot in super 8 and HDSR. The documentary is full of performances and candid interviews about the intersection of art and music. Read More

New La Roux!

BY Helen in Music

The brand new video for andro-synth-pop La Roux’s second hit single “In for the Kill” premiered today on MySpace and it is good as gold. The video was directed by LEGS, who’s work you may have seen in the Hindu-Pagan ‘60s girl group gospel drum circle party video for “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machines. It was filmed in the historic Hotel Chelsea, crash pad for numerous musicians, artists, poets and writers of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Read More
We’re super stoked to premiere Thunderball’s 2nd single off their upcoming release “12 Mile High” (out on ESL November 9th) on our brand spankin’ new Radio Player (look to your right, yes there it is!). ESL, the label that brought you Thievery Corporation, will release another groove filled album from the DC based trio and “Ambassadors of Style” next month, and this song is my favorite of the disc. Filled with hypnotic sitar and “cinematic dub” it’s the perfect song to kick off our own music space on bust. Read More
Every rap song needs to feature Nicki Minaj. I don’t know if that’s my opinion or the thought seriously on every music executive’s mind the past few months.   Willow Smith’s debut single, “Whip My Hair” is no exception to the Rule of Nicki. It’s hard to resist the catchy (however repetitive) song by Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow. Nicki is only icing on the cupcake.  Check it out here. No worries, the track retains its wholesome goodness even with Nicki. Read More
Brooklyn Bowl, the huge bowling alley/concert space/restaurant/bar in Williamsburg, is giving us a treat tonight, with a FREE M.I.A. concert! Doors open at 9:30pm and lines start at 7pm.  M.I.A. features the eclectic talents of British singer/songwriter Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, Academy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award nominee. Influenced greatly by her early life, which involved being displaced due to the Civil War in Sri Lanka, her debut album's title, "Arular", is a tribute to the nom du guerre her father took when he joined the Tamil independence movement. Read More
 As soon as she stepped on the stage of Joe's Pub last night, Meow Meow had the audience roaring in applause, showering her with flowers and cheers. With her single red glove, sequin dress, and lengthy lashes, she transported her audience to 1940's Germany or turn-of-the-century France within instants. Described as an act of "kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica", she certainly brought us an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned entertainment with a post-post-modern flair. Read More
Our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson, went to a Chromatics show the other night at Rotture. Here's what she has to say about it:  Have you ever loved a band in this really private way where seeing them perform live, although the highlight of your month, is almost painful because having to share them with a room full of drunk assholes makes you feel possessive and violated? That’s how I feel about Chromatics. If that all sounds really dramatic, well, you can just deal with it. Read More
Last night I had the honor of taking a friend of mine to her very first concert in NYC. A few weeks ago we had exchanged some banter via the interwebs about how awesome Best Coast's Crazy For You album is, so I figured their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg would be a nice girl's night out (kooky!) for us. As we sat in the balcony waiting for opening band Male Bonding to take the stage, we talked about the kids camped out at the front who were willing to endure hours of hot and sweaty uncomfortableness just to be close to Best Coast while they played. Read More